Dental crown, also known as dental cap is one of the most sought-after dental restorations available. It is used to fix damaged tooth due to large cavities by entirely covering tooth to prevent from further weakening.
Crown is also used to improve tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). The crown can be color matched to the patient’s existing teeth. It is also used to create dental bridge to fill gaps between teeth by cementing crown on natural teeth or on implant to prevent teeth from shifting, which may result in a bad bite,
Here at Asok Skytrain Dental Clinc, we offer 2 types of crowns; such as full-ceramic and ceramic-fused to metal. Each type is used for specific areas and condition of teeth. We invite you to read through the following information regarding these different types so you can better decide which is right for you. Or you can come to our clinic, and our highly qualified and experienced dentists will be happy to assist you.
All-ceramic crown is ideal for front teeth for aesthetic purposes. Due to their life-like translucency, all-ceramic crowns can be the most cosmetically pleasing of all of the different types of dental crowns. And for this reason, they often make an excellent choice for restoring front teeth.
Ceramic-fused to metal crown is ideal for back teeth for added strength. The metals used can be semi-precious or precious metals. This type of crown is a good choice for long bridges where the metal provides the needed strength.
Benefits of Crowns & Bridges :
- To prevent weak tooth from further breaking or weakening
- To restore teeth with large wholes when filling fails and there is not a lot of tooth left
- To restore a severely worn down tooth
- To correct misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To replace several missing teeth by creating a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant
- To improve bite
- To provide a complete smile makeover
Things to consider in getting dental crowns :
While crowns and bridges can last for a very long time, they can come loose or fall. Reasons include decaying of the underlying tooth and loosening of the cementing material used to place the crown. To ensure the longevity of the crown has a lot to do with practicing good oral hygiene.
- Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily
- Regular checkups and professional cleanings
- Avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects
- Use mouthwash regularly